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Nintendo’s First Season Pass and What It Means for the Industry

Originally posted on gamerrob:

As with most things as of late, Nintendo seems to be the shy kid who dips his toe in the pool hours after the other children have already cannon-balled in and are splashing about. This fact isn’t a bad thing, however, as it meant that Nintendo avoided such treachery as the season-pass concept. Until now, it seems.

As I couldn’t be bothered to find a picture, a brief summary of the situation is that Nintendo is including a season pass in their upcoming Mario Golf game.

Now, if there’s any corporation I trust to not completely abuse the season pass concept, it’s Nintendo. I may not be a huge fan of them, but I respect them as a gaming company and expect that they’ll do right by consumers; whereas with EA and Ubisoft I expect season passes to be the figurative stick up the average idiot consumer’s bum. Nintendo fans…

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